Emergency management

In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, photo, evidence of a Cascadia earthquake's awesome destructive power is visible at the beach in Neskowin, Ore. A "ghost forest" of Sitka spruces juts up from the beach in the tiny town. The trees were likely buried by tsunami debris 2,000 years earlier, and partially uncovered by storms in 1997. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
August 16, 2019 - 9:30 am
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes...
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In this Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, photo, evidence of a Cascadia earthquake's awesome destructive power is visible at the beach in Neskowin, Ore. A "ghost forest" of Sitka spruces juts up from the beach in the tiny town. The trees were likely buried by tsunami debris 2,000 years earlier, and partially uncovered by storms in 1997. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
August 16, 2019 - 1:03 am
NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — With sunlight sparkling off surrounding Yaquina Bay, workers are putting up an ocean-studies building, smack in the middle of an area expected to one day be hit by a tsunami. Experts say it's only a matter of time before a shift in a major fault line off the Oregon coast causes...
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A migrant reads verses of the Quran aboard the Open Arms Spanish humanitarian boat as it arrives near Lampedusa coast in the Mediterranean Sea, Thursday, Aug.15, 2019. A Spanish aid boat with 147 rescued migrants aboard is anchored off a southern Italian island as Italy's ministers spar over their fate. (AP Photo/Francisco Gentico)
August 15, 2019 - 4:24 pm
ROME (AP) — A humanitarian boat carrying 147 migrants rescued at sea was eventually allowed to let nine persons disembark Thursday night on a tiny Italian island, but the others were stuck aboard for a 15th night, as the drama was swept up in Italy's rapidly worsening government crisis. With a...
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FILE - This Feb. 17, 2006, file photo, shows a fence separating Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, right, and Sonyota, Mexico, running through Lukeville, Arizona. Environmentalists asked a judge on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, to stop a plan to replace existing vehicle barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border in southern Arizona, including barriers at Organ Pipe. The groups argue the Trump administration unlawfully waived dozens of laws as part of the project that will ultimately damage wildlife habitat. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 14, 2019 - 5:35 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government is delaying construction on parts of the border fence in Arizona because it's still working on design plans. Attorneys said in a court filing late Tuesday that plans to replace waist-high barriers this month with taller fencing in a wildlife refuge, national...
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file - In this May 16, 2018 file photo, an electric power pole leans over the road in the Piedra Blanca area of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, a town still mostly without power since it was struck by Hurricane Maria on Sept. 20. Puerto Rico’s new governor announced on Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019 that she is suspending an upcoming $450,000 contract to rebuild and strengthen the island’s power grid destroyed by Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti, File)
August 12, 2019 - 6:17 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's political turmoil seemed to be at least temporarily easing on Monday with attention shifting from protests to policy following the replacement governor's move to suspend a hurricane recovery contract. In one of her first moves as governor, Wanda Vázquez...
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Commissioner Jenniffer Gonzalez listens to Puerto Rico Senate President Thomas Rivera Schatz, before a private meeting with Legislators and Mayors, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. Rivera Schatz, who played a key role in the successful court challenge to the swearing-in last Friday of Pedro Pierluisi after then-Gov. Ricardo Rossello resigned, publicly backed Gonzalez, Puerto Rico's representative to the U.S. Congress, to become governor. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 08, 2019 - 7:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party talked openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas Rivera...
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Protesters gather outside the government mansion La Fortaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, calling for the removal of the island's newly sworn-in governor. Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez took the oath of office early Wednesday evening at the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, which earlier in the day ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in last week was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 08, 2019 - 12:26 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after Puerto Rico got its third governor in less than a week following angry street protests, top officials from new leader Wanda Vázquez's own party were talking openly Thursday about their desire to see a fourth take over the position. Senate President Thomas...
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Protesters gather outside the government mansion La Fortaleza in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, calling for the removal of the island's newly sworn-in governor. Justice Secretary Wanda Vazquez took the oath of office early Wednesday evening at the Puerto Rican Supreme Court, which earlier in the day ruled that Pedro Pierluisi's swearing in last week was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo)
August 08, 2019 - 10:42 am
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans braced for more political turmoil Thursday as the third governor in a week took charge of this U.S. territory still divided over who should lead the economically struggling island of 3.2 million people. The swearing in of Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez as...
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August 08, 2019 - 10:12 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 6.0 hit western Turkey on Thursday, damaging homes and causing injuries to some 20 people. The quake was centered on the town of Bozkurt, in Denizli province, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, AFAD...
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FILE - This Nov. 15, 2018, aerial file photo shows the remains of residences leveled by the Camp wildfire in Paradise, Calif. Democrat Dianne Feinstein of California and Republican Steve Daines of Montana said Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, they are working with U.S. Forest Service officials on finalizing the bill's text, with plans to introduce it after the Senate's August recess. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)
August 01, 2019 - 1:33 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Senators from California and Montana said Thursday that they plan to introduce a bipartisan bill that aims to protect communities from wildfires like the one that killed 85 people and destroyed much of the Northern California town of Paradise last year. Democrat Dianne...
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